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Pay Attention To Mental Health


Last updated 2/10/2020 at 2:27pm


“With all due respect, in large part the general public has no idea what’s going on with mental health. The reality is, these are kids that desperately need help,” Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris told the local school board last week.

Unfortunately, he’s right.

The local public schools do not have enough counselors and personnel to handle the needs of students who have “extreme behavior” issues. These students can have outbursts that may require them to be physically restrained and/or removed from the classroom. Their emotional and social skills are...

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